Brazilian forward, Neymar completed his world record transfer of 222 million Euros to French outfit, Paris Saint Germain. There has been a lot of talk about why he decided to make this world record move to PSG who are less of a better team compared to his former employers, Barcelona.
PSG have paid Barcelona the full release clause after the French giants announced the deal in an official press conference where they unveiled the player. Neymar in the process signed a five year deal worth 515,000 pounds per week and will receive 26.8 million pounds a year after tax.
He will also wear the No.10 jersey at the club. With this move happening, we will like to know some of the reasons why the Brazilian made this crazy transfer and also what it holds for further transfer business as years come by.
A lot of people are struggling to decide whether the move is money instigated or whether he would like to be the main star attraction at a club as well as leaving the ‘’shadow’’ of five time Ballon d’ Or winner, Lionel Messi.
These reasons are just part of the list of reasons why the former Santos player decided to leave the Catalan giants. The main question to be asked about Neymar ’s move would be why he would be leaving Barcelona which is bigger club than PSG. The reason may be part aiming to the “shadow “of Messi tag.
Neymar may have realized that a way to outshine Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and possibly claim the World best player award would be playing in a team where he is the best player and it is the fair to say that if he makes the move he would be the best player at the club.
Another reason why Neymar might want to make the move would be the opportunity for him to play with his fellow Brazilian team mates such as Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura and his close friend Dani Alves. The player might also want to make the switch because of the recent switch in management.
Barcelona recently announced the appointment of Ernesto Valverde from Athletic Bilbao and Neymar might not relish the change as former boss; Luis Enrique gave the Brazilian the freedom to play his style of football. He might feel that a change in management would mean that there might be a change in his style of football which he may not relish.
Neymar ’s move to PSG became more suspicious as the President of PSG, Nasser Al- Khelaifi hinted that the he was going to make the move after he was quoted saying that he was a Barcelona player “for now”. With this move happening, it would be more than double the current record transfer fee which lies at 89 million Euros.
It will also mean a lot of things in the seasons to come. It may or will mean that clubs will be evaluating their players at ridiculous prices which is already happening. An example would be Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson who is valued at 30 million pounds which is crazy by all means.
People might be wondering why the Financial Fair Play (FFP) officials are not taking action despite this ludicrous use of money in the transfer market. But according to the rules, the laws help make sure there is a balance in investments and maintaining overspending and these are linked to the clubs earnings in the various competitions they take place in.
Furthermore FFP may not have much of a say in the transfer as Barcelona were the ones who inserted in the release clause for the Brazilian and since PSG were willing to pay and the player wanted the move, there was not much of a choice for the Catalan giants but to sell him.